Brad and I, along with three friends, left Chicago last Thursday and headed to Pennsylvania. We were headed for Lititz, where my dear friend Linsey lives and got married this last Saturday.
We arrived Thursday evening and Brad dropped us ladies off in downtown Lancaster (which is much more advanced than we had anticipated - we were expecting horses and buggies, but they have public transportation...) We met up with Linsey and her sister, Brittany and went and painted pottery for Lins' bachelorette party. Linsey picked out the pieces and colors she wanted and then all of us got to get dirty and be creative. Kim painted a candle holder, Miriam a honey jar, Zoe a sugar dish, Brittany a large serving bowl, Linsey a vase and Me a pitcher. It was so much fun making pretty pieces for Linsey's new home.
Friday was busy with wedding preparations and decorating. Brad and I ran a bunch of last minute errands for the Zimmerman family - it was fun helping out at a wedding and not stressing about planning it ourselves! Lancaster is such a beautiful area! Rolling hills, little farm houses and of course, who couldn't be intrigued by the amish and their simple lifestyle. We also got to see Linsey and Joel's new home - it is so fun to have a friend who is experiencing the same things, marriage and home ownership! I only wish we lived closer to each other!
Saturday morning, the ladies and I reported for duty at 7 am to get our hair done. The wedding was at 11 am. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception- I was honored to be involved in Linsey and Joel's special day. I don't have any pictures from the wedding - but when some are posted on facebook, I'll make sure to put some up.
Saturday evening, Brad and I went out on a date - it was really nice, after a few days of constant contact with others and helping out, to get away and spend some time with each other. We found a cute restaurant in Lancaster that was on a river. We sat outside and enjoyed the quiet.
These were cool tiki torches set up around the deck of the restaurant - sadly they were not flaming.
My handsome man.
Here is the back of my hair - it looked great! Linsey's new mom-in-law is a beautician, she and a few of the ladies at her salon did the bridal parties hair.
It was a really fun trip, we are happy to be home - 24 hours in the car over the course of 4 days is not that fun, but thankfully the car brought us safely home. Oh and we got to have Chick-fil-a and Sonic over the course of the trip - so fun!